Princess Madeleine Engaged to Chris O’Neill

  October 25, 2012 at 4:07 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has just announced the engagement of Princess Madeleine to Mr Christopher O’Neill.

Both King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish government have given their consent for the marriage. The couple have been dating since the end of 2010.

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In an interview with Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill posted on the Royal Court’s website, they reveal the engagement took place earlier in October, and that Mr O’Neill first asked the King’s permission to marry his daughter.

“The King and Queen were excited,” Mr O’Neill said, stating he is also learning the Swedish language. Princess Madeleine called her fiancé her “soul mate” and spoke of his warm and caring personality.

Three portraits of the engaged pair were released to mark the date: one, taken on October 22nd in New York by Patrick Demarchelier, and two taken yesterday at Drottningholm Palace by Ewa-Marie Rundquist. A biography of Mr O’Neill was also made available in Swedish (found here).

The wedding will take place in the summer of 2013.

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15 Responses to Princess Madeleine Engaged to Chris O’Neill

  1. Anthony Worthington says:

    Congratulations are in order and I truly hope Mr O’Neil is sincere.

  2. Anthony Worthington says:

    I would like to congratulate their Majesty’s the King and Queen of Sweden on the engagement of their daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine.

  3. kitty hogan says:

    If royals keep marrying commoners, why have royals?

  4. adaralyn says:

    kitty, you’ve been leaving comments on here that are just childish and rude. and royals are still around because they work for their countries just like presidents do. Madeline and her family have raised millions of dollars for charities in Sweden and out of Sweden, and promote Swedish companies worldwide.

  5. Lady Daphne says:

    I agree with Kitty. In a few generataions what will “royal” mean?? It seems to me, not long ago Madeleine was crestfallen over a broken romance. However, I hope the couple will have happy times together.

  6. Natalie says:

    wow! congratulations I wish them the best! As soon as i thought Countess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume started the royal on royal weddings, princess M. marries a commoner haha!!

  7. Mitar says:

    Congratulations to the couple.

  8. Let me here make an important correction. According to the swedish constitution a royal marriage shall be approved by the Monarch and the government, not the Swedish Parlament. The governments approval was issued yesterday att the weekly council meeting and signed by the primeminister Mr. Reinfelt.

  9. JessRulz says:

    Thanks for the correction – I’ve amended the post.

  10. Mary Donaldson says:

    I hope he wont get cold feet like her previous fiance.

  11. natalya says:

    It’s a very good news !!!

  12. Nata & Hamza says:

    Congratulations on the engagement.

  13. ijah says:

    god bless them..

  14. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    Lord Buddha bless them…

  15. gabrielle Choo says:

    What a FABULOUS Couple !!!!!!!

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